Ideas and inspiration for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

You are special teacher appreciation
You Are Special Pendant by Green Girl Studios. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Looking for ideas and inspiration for teacher appreciation gifts or other unique gifts for special people? When I saw this jewelry making pendant from Green Girl Studios I was overcome with ideas for uses of this special little pendant.

I am sharing my thoughts since they might be just the right inspiration for someone to make a key chain, bookmark, necklace or other beaded jewelry with this You Are Special Pendant:

  • Special Education Teacher Appreciation Gifts
  • Regular Education Teacher Appreciation Gifts
  • Parents of Children with Special Needs
  • Medallion for a Special Needs Child
  • Unique Gift for people who suffer from depression
  • Award Medal for participation in a special function
  • Gifts for Best Friends

These are just a few ideas for creating a meaningful keepsake for someone special

I raised children with ADHD (see my previous blog post on that subject) and met some very dedicated Special Education Teachers. This little pendant would have been perfect for making a unique gift for one of them.

Comment below if this gives you any special inspiration or ideas for creating unique handcrafted jewelry!

See other Green Girl Studios items in my Etsy Shop!

How to use a coin holder necklace

How coin holder necklace works
How coin holder pendant necklaces work

This info graphic illustrates how to use a coin holder necklace and how easy it is to change and create personalized custom jewelry.

Coin holder pendant necklaces make great gift ideas for women and have a large variety of coins to match any wardrobe!

  1. Select a Necklace Chain
  2. Select a Coin Holder and open
  3. Choose from a Variety of Coins and slip inside the coin holder
  4. Add to the selected chain

Another use for the coin holder necklace

Coin Holder Open
Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

The Carlo Biagi coin holder pendant can also be used with an American fifty cent piece. Open the Carlo Biagi coin holder and insert a United States 50 cent piece (half-dollar coin). Close and attach to necklace chain.

Biagi Coin Holder with Half Dollar
Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Coin holders are available in three finishes, silver plated, yellow gold plated and rosegold plated. They are also available with sparking cubic zirconia stones, check out all of the coin holders available!

Unique gift idea for the travel oriented

Landmark Beads for the travel oriented
New Landmark Beads for 2014

Sterling Silver Landmark Beads are a unique gift idea for the travel oriented woman who also love beads and charms.

Every year billions of people travel around the world on family vacation, business trips, or in travel groups, while others make their living as travel agents or tour guides.

Landmark Beads offer a special way for the world traveler to represent travel destinations on charm bead or pandora travel bracelets.

Landmark Beads have a wide variety of popular locations and this year there are five new beads added to the collection (from left to right in photo):

  1. Mount Rushmore
  2. The Milan Duomo
  3. Manneken Pis
  4. Cape Neddick Lighthouse
  5. Route 66 Sign

Landmark Beads are compatible with all brands of European Charm Bead bracelets. Made of fine quality .925 Sterling Silver and the hole size is a large 5mm with no threading.

These make a wonderful and meaningful unique gift for travelers, travel agents, business travelers, and many more.

Available for order on our website at Bead Lovers Korner.

Romantic Beaded Jewelry Necklace for Women

There are times in life when you just need a little Romance. A romantic beaded jewelry necklace, a candlelight dinner for two or a crazy blind date with a handsome prince disguised as a newspaper reporter, like Clark Kent, right? If I were a bachelorette I would be thinking and dreaming of these things.

I had a great opportunity through The Artisan Group® to submit a piece of jewelry to the wardrobe stylist of the ABC “Bachelorette” TV show for consideration of use in future Bachelorette episodes.

This was not a show that I had ever seen, so I spent an afternoon watching different episodes that I found on You Tube. It was very entertaining, with a variety of beautiful jewelry and the use of many different styles.

Romantic Beaded Jewelry Necklace

This romantic beaded jewelry necklace was submitted for consideration, and made using a large and unique sterling silver bead that I acquired from India some years back.

I combined this unique bead with small Swarovski crystal bead accents to form a romantic teardrop pendant. I then attached it to a delicate sterling silver chain that was also adorned with crystal.

To my knowledge it was never used on the show, but the same pendant is available on my website with a sterling silver chain. This would be a love unique gift ideas for women to be used on special occasions or as wedding jewelry.

What is your most romantic piece of jewelry?

Bead Lovers Korner to Participate in Luxury Gift Lounge in Honor of The 2014 Golden Globes Nominees and Presenters

We are pleased to announce Bead Lovers Korner will paricipate in an invitation-only celebrity gift lounge in honor of The 2014 Golden Globes Nominees and Presenters.

This wonderful opportunity, in association with The Artisan Group®, is an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on January 10-11, 2014 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California.

Our Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Earrings will be gifted to select members of the press and media at The Artisan Group’s exhibit. This event will be attended by nearly fifty press and media outlets.

You can view the full Press Release here:  Bead Lovers Korner to Participate in Luxury Gift Lounge for 2014 Golden Globes Nominees & Presenters

2014-GBK-Gift-Lounge
As Seen at GBK’s 2014 Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge

These earrings are available on our website by special order and make really unique gifts for special occasions.

Collage Art a Personal Statement

Collage Art
Time is of the essence

Collage Art may not be popular with everyone, but when you realize the thought put into each piece it really becomes a personal masterpiece!

Collage Art

Every day people speak about issues concerning the world, write blogs about politics or campaign for human rights, animal rights and more.

Today I am featuring an artisan who makes a statement through unique Collage Art that is made from recycled materials.

Matthew Hoffman of Material Whirl Collage creates Unique Collage Art that sometimes touches on serious issues or is an expression of personal thoughts and feelings.

Six times as much

Each collage is made entirely from recycled paper and cardboard from a variety of items including magazines, discarded advertising, and dry packaging materials. Wrinkles, creases, odd cuts, and ragged edges add to the unique appeal of this process.

Scandal

Matthew’s Collage Art is signed and dated, and is suitable for framing or affixing to a blank note card. Great to give as a unique gift or use for personal mail as a note.

All of Matthew’s art is one of a kind or custom and is constantly changing. See his newest creations by visiting Material Whirl Collage on Etsy.